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Posted on: November 10, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Marijuana Cultivation Eradication



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Marijuana Cultivation Eradication
Station Area:Anza
Written Date:November 10, 2021Time:5:11 PM
Incident Date:November 10, 2021Time:6:00 AM
Incident Location:Anza
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Anthony Pelato
File Number(s):Multiple


On November 10, 2021, personnel from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Riverside County Code Enforcement, and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife served six marijuana cultivation related search warrants in the unincorporated county area of Anza. While conducting the searches, approximately 4251 marijuana plants and 1489 pounds of processed marijuana was eradicated from several indoor and outdoor structures, for a combined weight of approximately 2.06 tons.

The goal of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is to keep all of our citizens safe while also improving the quality of life for those residing within the community. Marijuana cultivation negatively impacts the environment in many ways including diminishing and poisoning the water table and pesticides adversely affecting the health of neighboring residents. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department has a zero-tolerance policy for these offenses. If you suspect drug activity in your area, please contact your local Sheriff’s Station. The Hemet Sheriff’s Station can be reached at (951) 791-3400 and the San Jacinto Sheriff’s Station can be reached at (951) 766-2400. Criminal activity can also be reported through the We-Tip Crime Reporting Hotline, (909) 987-5005.

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